Too much water?

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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:27 am

So Josie stopped glass surfing and I think it’s because I gave her a loose substrate instead of tile he’s a lot happier. But she’s also a lot skinnier? She’s not as heavy and I’m not used to her not moving as much but she’s still moving. she getS super excited to eat and is eating a lot more. Is this because she laid all of her eggs? And I realized her tail is a lil crooked. I hope I’m not doing anything wrong. Is there a way I can make her exhibit hotter it’s only reaching high 80s
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Re: Too much water?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:47 am

So the whole tank is now a loose substrate ?? We dont recommend a loose substrate -- too much risk for impaction -- You can either raise her decor piece or get a higher wattage bulb- how are you taking her basking temps? With digital probe? or infrared heat gun? Make sure you have one or the other before changing bulbs to get an accurate temp ----
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:04 pm

KarrieRee wrote:So the whole tank is now a loose substrate ?? We dont recommend a loose substrate -- too much risk for impaction -- You can either raise her decor piece or get a higher wattage bulb- how are you taking her basking temps? With digital probe? or infrared heat gun? Make sure you have one or the other before changing bulbs to get an accurate temp ----
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Half the tank is loose substrate other half is tile. And I’m using the probes I bought the side with the heat is 85 and the other side is is 72. And the bulb is 100watts already.
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Re: Too much water?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:26 pm

Ok get a 150 watt bulb and keep an eye on the temp- you want your temps 95-110 for adult/ juvie and 105-110 for a baby
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:27 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok get a 150 watt bulb and keep an eye on the temp- you want your temps 95-110 for adult/ juvie and 105-110 for a baby
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Okay but what about the weight and her tail? Is that normal?
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Re: Too much water?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:37 pm

Have you increased her calcium? After they have laid eggs they need extra calcium- her weight will come back just keep her on a good diet of insects 2-3 times per week and as much salad as she will eat- add some worms to her diet-- like butter worms supers horn worms-- if you need websites I can post them -- silk worms are a good staple feeder as well
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:44 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Have you increased her calcium? After they have laid eggs they need extra calcium- her weight will come back just keep her on a good diet of insects 2-3 times per week and as much salad as she will eat- add some worms to her diet-- like butter worms supers horn worms-- if you need websites I can post them -- silk worms are a good staple feeder as well
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She refuses to eat warms I’ve tried super warms hornworms and red worms and just lets them live in her cage. Yea she’s eating extra calcium and if she doesn’t eat a lot that day I put a drop of liquid calcium on her mouth so she licks it
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Re: Too much water?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:52 pm

Wow I have never known a beardie to not eat worms - some like more than others and you haft to find the right worm---- especially horn worms most dragons love them --- I would try some silk worms order a very small amount of them most dragons love them as well --- how about wax worms - you can usually find those at petsmart or petco --- but those are not very healthy as they are fattening and too many cause fatty liver --- what are red worms? My oldest one wont eat super worms or meal worms or wax worms but will eat horn and silk and butter --- he loves horn worms -- my youngest eats horn loves them butter silk and supers wont eat meal worms or wax worms-- its trial and error w/ them --- we need to have Tracie or AHBD address the calcium issue and have them advise as to what to do about that issue -- I will flag your post so they can look
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:56 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Wow I have never known a beardie to not eat worms - some like more than others and you haft to find the right worm---- especially horn worms most dragons love them --- I would try some silk worms order a very small amount of them most dragons love them as well --- how about wax worms - you can usually find those at petsmart or petco --- but those are not very healthy as they are fattening and too many cause fatty liver --- what are red worms? My oldest one wont eat super worms or meal worms or wax worms but will eat horn and silk and butter --- he loves horn worms -- my youngest eats horn loves them butter silk and supers wont eat meal worms or wax worms-- its trial and error w/ them --- we need to have Tracie or AHBD address the calcium issue and have them advise as to what to do about that issue -- I will flag your post so they can look
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Okay thx and yeah I’ve tried horn worms and she just let it crawl on her never ate it so I fed them to my sisters red ear sliders who loved them. And thx I appreciate all the help.
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Re: Too much water?

Postby AHBD » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:37 pm

Hi there, at first you said she wants to eat a lot, what exactly is she eating ? Because then you said she isn't eating any worms. And you really must get her hot spot up to about 100, 85 is way too cold for the hot end. So be sure to get a stronger bulb or add another bulb to get the heat up ASAP. She will not recuperate without enough heat.
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:40 pm

AHBD wrote:Hi there, at first you said she wants to eat a lot, what exactly is she eating ? Because then you said she isn't eating any worms. And you really must get her hot spot up to about 100, 85 is way too cold for the hot end. So be sure to get a stronger bulb or add another bulb to get the heat up ASAP. She will not recuperate without enough heat.



Crickets for now I’m trying to get roaches but the virus has everything messed up. Yeah ima try or use the ceramic heat bulb and the heat bulb till my new one comes in.
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Re: Too much water?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:55 pm

You can get roaches from here---
www.dubiaroaches.com
They are out of Kansas and ship w/ in a few days
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:56 pm

KarrieRee wrote:You can get roaches from here---
http://www.dubiaroaches.com
They are out of Kansas and ship w/ in a few days
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Dubai’s r illegal in Florida
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Re: Too much water?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:08 pm

Ok did not know you were in FLA- you can get silk worms they are a good staple - you will not be able to get roaches shipped then-- I would at least try she may not be eating worms because her basking temp is not high enough--- if that temp is accurate -
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Re: Too much water?

Postby dot » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:11 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Ok did not know you were in FLA- you can get silk worms they are a good staple - you will not be able to get roaches shipped then-- I would at least try she may not be eating worms because her basking temp is not high enough--- if that temp is accurate -
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I’ll try tmrw rn her lights are off obviously and her new uvb hood is on its way (the first one I bought was defective) so that will also be fixed tmrw I think
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